Category/Topic
Transportation
State or Federal?
Federal
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants include states or groups of states; metropolitan planning districts serving areas where more than 200,000 people reside; units of local government' special purpose districts with a transportation function; federal land management agencies; multijurisdictional groups of public entities. When multiple jurisdictions submit joint applications, one entity must be the lead applicant.
Summary
The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. The INFRA program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. The program seeks to accomplish four key objectives: (1) Supporting economic vitality at the national and regional level; (2) Leveraging Federal funding to attract other, non-Federal sources of infrastructure investment, as well as accounting for the life-cycle costs of the project; (3) Using innovative approaches to improve safety and expedite project delivery; and (4) Holding grant recipients accountable for their performance and achieving specific, measurable outcomes identified by grant applicants. The Department is committed to its top priority of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the surface transportation system. The USDOT will require projects that receive INFRA awards to consider and effectively respond to data-driven transportation safety concerns. Eligible projects include highway freight projects, highway and bridge projects, railway-highway grade crossing projects, and freight projects that are rail or intermodal.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
2017/11/02
Due Date Notes
Applications can be submitted as early as August 1, 2017 and may be submitted until 120 days after final solicitation of the proposal.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
2017/07/05
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Preliminary Items
A webinar on How to Compete for INFRA Grants will be offered on Thursday, July 13th from 2:00-4:00 PM EST.
Registration: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=1435

FAQs are available on the Department of Transportation website.
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
Funds awarded may cover up to 60 percent of project costs. Other federal funding may be applied to the project, but total federal funding may not exceed 80 percent. Nonfederal sources of matching funds may include stated, local, or private funds.
Funder
U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary for Transportation Policy
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$1,560,000,000
Competition Notes
Funding for this opportunity is estimated to include $710 million for FY2017, $855 million for FY 2018. For each year, 10 percent of funds are reserved for small projects. ForFY2017-2018, $85 million is estimated to be allocated to small projects and $1.48 billion for large projects. The minimum award for large projects is $100 million. At least 25 percent of funds must be for projects located in rural areas.

Applications will be evaluated based on: support for national or regional economic vitality, leveraging federal funding, innovation, and proposed performance and accountability measures. Geographic diversity and project readiness will also be evaluation factors.
Further Information
Program Staff
INFRAgrants@dot.gov

General Inquiries Contact:
Paul Baumer
(202) 366-1092
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